St Mary’s athletics team were able to produce an excellent second place in the Dorset School Games quad kids event. Comprising of 75m sprint, 600m run, a broad jump and a throw, the pupils worked extremely hard on a hot day to prove how talented they are and how their extra training has paid off. A special mention must go to Lauren who won best girl overall and Olivia for finishing 3rd.
Coming second is an excellent achievement for a one class school compared to the winners who were Allenbourne Middle from Wimborne.
The latest newsletter has been sent out – look here.
St Mary’s has achieved the Gold School Games Mark award (again)
for their commitment, engagement and delivery
of competitive school sport in 2018/19.
Read the press release.
A group of children from key stage 1 have been attending beach schools sessions with Fore Adventure to enjoy being active outdoors, and to develop confidence and speaking and listening skills.
Singers from year 6 were welcomed at the Parish Tea Party where they entertained the parishioners with a selection of songs. Many thanks to them for some lovely singing and to the parish for delicious cake!
Pupils have been very enthusiastic about the Plastic Free Schools Campaign and many children have been picking up litter both in and out of school. Some of them have even got some specialist equipment for picking up litter on the journey to school.
It’s official: the work we have done, led by our green team, has given us Plastic-Free School status. Let’s keep it up and get even better at reducing our plastic use.
The letter got damaged in the post!
The Green Team presented their petition to managers of Co-op and Budgens asking that they try and reduce unnecessary plastic packaging in their stores. Since our last visit to Budgens they have switched to paper bags instead of plastic for customers to use when buying loose fruit and veg.
Traditionally May is the month of Mary and we celebrated this with a May Procession, followed by liturgy for the whole school led by Father Tim. This year we took a gamble and carried our statue of Mary (thank you year 6 bearers for being so steady and reliable!). Our children brought plants to honour Mary and to brighten our school grounds. Many thanks to all parents and carers for their support.
Congratulation’s to our Year 4 golf team, who took part in the Tri-golf Tournament at the Purbeck school.
Five local primary schools entered this event and our Year 4 team took first place. The team worked very hard throughout this tournament and their fantastic teamwork and determination were a key factor in winning the event.